If you found this post searching for South Sound indoor playgrounds, Welcome! I blog exclusively for South Puget Sound families. I hope you make SFM a regular stop.
Even in the rainiest of weather, kids have energy to burn. Here are some options for running and jumping that don’t include puddles!
Don’t forget to check the bouncy house list for more options. I also have a list of area malls and stores with play areas.
For purposes of this post, I decided to stick to places that could loosely be considered play grounds or play areas. When possible, I’ve copied hours and rates directly from websites. I’ve also provided links for you to check out.
South King County
Burien-The Jungle Gym Open play times Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, and Saturday at varying times, plus monthly date nights, camps, and parties. Go here for the daily schedule and look for, “Open play.”
Tukwila-Family Fun Center Variety of indoor play areas, including the jungle-gym, soft-play facility, Kidopolis for kids 58 inches and shorter. 5.50 admission; socks required. Value packages are also available if you want to use multiple attractions. Look on their website for coupons or specials or in your Entertainment Book.
Kent City of Kent indoor park Now Open! For ages 10mos. to 41/2 yrs. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11. Not open every week-check the link for “off,” days before you go. 2.00 first child; 1.00 for siblings; punch cards available. Limit of 3 children per caregiver
Kent-The Metropolitan gym opens their facility to the public during select hours
Wed & Fri 12:00-2:00PM (Ages 1-7) Wed & Fri 2:00-4:00PM (All Ages) Thurs 2:00-4:00PM (All Ages) Sat 12:00-2:00PM (All Ages) Rates Members: $8 – hour / $10 – 2 hours.Non-Members: $10 hour / $12 – 2 hour Date nights and other special events are also offered
Federal Way-Federal Way Community Center “Come Play With Me,” indoor gym Mondays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 3.00 per child/punch cards available Bounce houses and a variety of ride on and sensory toys. Coffee provided for the grown-ups!
Auburn The Auburn Gymnastics Center has a weekly open gym for preschoolers on Wednesday mornings from 11:30-12:30 and one for school age children on Fridays evenings from 7:30-9:30 The tot gym is 5.00; the Friday session is 15.00 or 10.00 for members.
Auburn-The city of Auburn Gymnasium at Les Gove Park Indoor playground For ages 5 and younger Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-11 and Saturdays 9-10:30 2.00 first child; 1.00 each additional child; max of 3 per caregiver. Punch cards available. There are some closures around holiday times. The gym also offers periodic kids’ night out events and other family fun.
Enumclaw-Peak Gymnastics Indoor park Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-2 4.00 per child; adults are free. Also hosts date nights every Friday
Roach Gymnastics in Sumner Open play Monday-Friday 1-2:30; they also do date nights 7.00 per child/5.00 members
City of Sumner Indooor Playground; now open (Scroll down and look under recreation)
Music and toys suitable for kids 1-5. Runs through May; follows Sumner school calendar and is closed on no-school days and holidays. Parent with 3 or more tikes are asked to bring someone to help supervise.
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Times: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Cost: $3 per child at door or passes available at $25 for 10 visits Site: Robert Miller Gymnasium 15206 Daffodil St. Ct. E, Sumner
Fife-Indoor Play Time and Art See description below
Indoor Toddler Play Park
(Ages 12M- 5Y)
This program is for parents and caregivers with their children, ages 1-5. Children enjoy small and large motor skill activities, art experiences, or group games. Planned activity every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Parents must be present to supervise their children at all times. No registration is required.
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2.00/child
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Puyallup Indoor Play Park Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30 for ages 5 and under. 2.00 for residents; 3.00 for non residents; 1.00 each additional child; punchcards available.
Tacoma-Odyssey One offers a large jungle gym place space as well as an arcade area. Lunch specials available. Check for bogo coupons from the Entertainment book before you go. This is usually a great time in the morning before it gets crowded. 5.95 for kids 2 and up 1.95 for kids under 2 (they’re free if with an older child at the 5.95 rate). Grown-ups free.
Tacoma-University Place UPlay Town Center at Frog and Kiwi Cafe in University Place Town Center Indoor play area with an awesome wooden structure and a nice variety of ride on toys and quality, creative play things. Get a latte in the cafe and watch your little ones play!
South Tacoma-The STAR center has an urban adventure area with free play hours. Kids must have a STAR center pass. A variety of membership levels are available, and there is financial assistance also. Take a tour if you’re interested and get all the scoop! The STAR center is an SFM sponsor. Tell Margaux and Adam I sent you!
Lakewood-Pierce County Parks and Recreation has a new indoor playground for preschoolers at the Lakewood Community Center Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You can register in blocks to save money, or go as a drop-in as space is available.
Gig Harbor- Discovery Village-Children’s Museum and preschool also has a soft play area. Gig Harbor A great SFM sponsor, Discover Village has a fantastic exhibit area, a soft play section, regular enrichment classes and more! Tell ‘em I sent you (I promise you’ll love it)!
*Be sure to also check out my sponsor, JUMP! in the Bounce House List!
Imagination Station Indoor playground and children’s classes in Port Orchard.
Play Kitsap Indoor playground in Bremerton
Charlie’s Safari-Lacey Huge, indoor play center; great bogo deal with a donation of canned food or school supplies through the end of October
Black Hills Gymnastics-Lacey Open play for kids 6 and under Fridays 11-12:30 7.00/child Date nights on Fridays`10.00 per child; for kids 5 and up from 7-11PM
If you have older children, you may want to consider signing them up for sports or other organized exercise. Most area parks departments also offer drop-in times for older kids to do pick-up basketball or otherwise burn off some steam.
The YMCA also has tons of programs for kids. Did you know your family doesn’t have to have a membership? You can sign just your kids up for a youth membership. They run 32.00 a month, but there is no joining fee.
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